Thursday, September 26, 2013

1973 Catherine's letter - Sep 25

Catherine and X continue enjoying the great outdoors of Maine. Transcription follows.

September 25, 1973
Dear Mom, Dad, John and Mary,

Hi! Thanks for your letter of 9/7 which was here when we returned from our vacation.   We had an excellent time --spent the first week at the cabin on Moosehead Lake.  X caught a few fish (trout & salmon) which were delicious.  The second week we camped at Acadia Nat'l Park.  The camping is free there so we didn't spend too much money.  There are alot of hiking trails which we used some.  It only rained one day so we spent that in the Bar Harbor Public Library.  Not as nice as ours.  The dog did real well except for one night a racoon [sic] tried to raid our camping spot and the dog barked loud enough to wake up the whole campground.

X has gone to the New England Library Association meeting today in Portsmouth, N.H.  There is a lot of catching up to be done at the library.  Mrs. Winslow (the one who has been out all summer with her bad ulcer) isn't due back for another 2-4 weeks and Mrs. Jackson who does all the typing of catalog book cards and cards and pockets is gone for a month's vacation so I have to do all that.  It is possible that by November we will have a full staff agian [sic] and I will be able to start catching up.

Since we've been home we've been busy housecleaning, rearranging the furniture, waxing the cars, etc.  We're taking another week of vacation from Oct. 6-14.  Actually X is taking vacation, and I'm taking a leave of absence.  We're going camping with Alan Hewett and friend.  I'm not sure where.

Does Serena have any special address?  Like a room # or dorm?  Saw a recipe for "play clay" on the big size box of Baking Powder.  Would you like to have it?

X & Catherine
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